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Mine Threatens Ecotourism Site in Cambodia

November 10, 2010 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: ,

In Cambodia, the United Khmer Group is seeking a 20,400 hectare mining concession just north of Chi Phat, an emerging ecotourism destination in the Cardamom mountains. If the government grants the concession it is likely the mining company would dig a 20-200 metre deep quarry destroying up to 20,000 hectares of forest habitat. If approved, it would be the beginning of the end for the forests surrounding Chi Phat and for the Community Based Ecotourism project.

Over 766 residents of Chi Phat have signed a petition against the proposed mine and sent a protest message to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. NGOs such as FFI, CCBEN, Live and Learn Environmental Education, and others, have signed letters to support sustainable development in the area.

If you would like to add your voice to the protest against the proposed mine, visit the online petition which already has nearly 2,000 supporters:

Khiri Travel Cambodia offers trekking, mountain biking, rafting and ecosystem insights as part of its Wild Cambodia tour in the Chi Phat area.

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